July 11, 2013

CHIPOLA STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY NOW FOR FINANCIAL AID

 

         MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application should be completed no later than July 17. All required documents must be received in the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 24 in order to use Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees.

        Dr. Jayne Roberts, vice president of Student Affairs, says, “Students should be sure to provide a correct mailing address and to check email accounts assigned by the college. Those who miss the deadline will be required to pay tuition and fees up front, but may be reimbursed once financial aid is awarded.”

         Chipola is no longer participating in the Federal Direct Loan Programs which include Federal Direct Subsidized, Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Plus Loans.   

         For information about the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

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July 11, 2013

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS CLASSES

          MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class  beginning Aug 1. Qualification deadline for all materials is July 22.

         The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length.

         Chipola also offers an ongoing Basic Corrections academy with open enrollment. Students may start within a week of qualification. Classes are weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

         Candidates must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

          The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is offered at the Public Service Building on Chipola Campus every Tuesday at 12:30.  Cost of the test is $45.

           For information regarding the application process, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 718-2286.

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July 11, 2013

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SWIMMING LESSONS

 

           MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer the final session of swimming lessons, July 15-25, with a registration deadline of July 11.  Classes are available at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks.

            Cost is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.  For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu

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July 11, 2013

Jose Bautista Swing                Patrick Corbin

TWO FORMER CHIPOLA PLAYERS PICKED FOR MLB ALL STAR GAME

 

            NEW YORK—Former Chipola baseball players Jose Bautista and Patrick Corbin will represent both leagues in Major League Baseball’s All Star Game set for Tuesday, July 16, at Citi Field in New York.

            Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays is slated as an outfield starter for the American League along with rookie sensation Mike Trout of the Angels and top vote-getter Adam Jones of manager Buck Showalter’s Orioles. Showalter also is a Chipola alumnus.

            In the 2010 season, Bautista became the 26th member of the 50 home run club. He led the major leagues in home runs in 2010 and 2011. He has won two Hank Aaron Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. This will be Bautista’s fourth appearance in the MLB All-Star Game.

            Bautista was a member on Chipola Baseball squad before being drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in the 20th round of the 2000 draft.  His official signing came in May 2001, the same year the Indians captured the Panhandle Conference Championship and was the NJCAA Region VIII Runner-up.  During his time in the majors, Bautista has also played for the Pirates, the Orioles and the Royals.

             Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin is among 13 pitchers selected for the National League team. Corbin led Chipola to a second place in the NJCAA Region VIII tournament.

            The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim drafted Corbin in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft. The Angels traded Corbin to the Diamondbacks in 2010 as part of a package for Dan Haren. Corbin made his MLB debut with the Diamondbacks on April 30, 2012. As of July 9, Corbin is 10-1 on the season with a 2.40 ERA.

            Bautista and Corbin both played under Chipola coach Jeff Johnson who recently completed his 17th season at the helm of the Indians’ program. He has led Chipola to the state tournament 14 times including a third place finish in 2013 and seven appearances in the title game.  Chipola won the state title in 2011, 2008 and 2007 and captured the school’s first-ever national title in 2007. The Indians finished second in the state tournament in 2009, 2005, 2002 and 2001, third in 2013 and 1998, and among the top four in 2006.     

              For the latest news about Chipola Athletics, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

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July 11, 2013

Chipola basketball camp

KIDS BASKETBALL CAMP SET AT CHIPOLA

         MARIANNA—Chipola College men’s basketball coach Patrick Blake will host a camp for player ages 6-14, July 22-25.

          The camp will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Cost is $60. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-in registration will be available on July 22.

         Coach Blake is coming off his second year as head coach of the Indians. Chipola finished second in the league and earned a berth in the state tournament. Coach Blake says, “This is a great chance for our players and coaches to personally get to know the great families and campers that make up Chipola Nation.”

         Blake said the goal of the camp is to provide an exciting environment to help players improve their skill sets, but to also teach them the values of teamwork and work ethic. Campers will get first hand access to Chipola players and will learn and perform the drills the college players do every day. Free t-shirts and awards will be presented. Snacks will be available for purchase.

         To register by phone or email, contact assistant coach Glen Mayo at (850)260-9583 or email coach Blake at blakep@chipola.edu.  Visit the Chipola web site at www.chipola.edu

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July 18, 2013

CLARK ELECTED CHAIR OF CHIPOLA COLLEGE BOARD

         MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees recently elected Gary Clark of Chipley to serve as chair of the board for the 2013-14 year.

         Clark is vice president of West Florida Electric Cooperative. Danny Ryals, a realtor from Calhoun County, was elected vice-chair.

         Clark assumed the chair from Jan Page, CEO of Community South Credit Union in Chipey, who served as chair during the previous two years.

         Nine trustees—appointed by the Florida Governor—represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. Other trustees include: Tommy Lassmann of Marianna, a commercial banker with Cadence Bank; Nolan Baker of Ponce de Leon, an engineer with CDG Engineers & Associates; Hannah Causseaux of Bristol, former Director of Appointments in the Executive Office of the Governor; John Padgett of Marianna, a retired Jackson County Commissioner; Gina Stuart of Marianna, a realtor; and Dr. Leisa Bailey, a physician in Holmes County.

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Board Meeting

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PASSING THE GAVEL— The Chipola College District Board of Trustees recently elected Gary Clark of Chipley to serve as chair of the board for the 2013-14 year. Here, Clark (left) presents a plaque to outgoing chair Jan Page. Danny Ryals was elected vice-chair.

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July 18, 2013

CHIPOLA COLLEGE FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUG. 1

          MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Fall semester classes at Chipola College registration are encouraged to make application as soon as possible. Application deadline for the Fall semester is Aug. 1.

         Classes begin Monday, June 24, with late registration continuing through noon on June 25. The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu

         Application for deadline for the Fall 2013 semester is Aug. 1. Financial Aid Deadline for Fall is July 24. 

         There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request your high school to send a final transcript to Chipola College Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor.

         Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

         Bachelor’s Degrees include: Science Education Middle Grades (5-9); Biology Education Secondary Grades (6-12); Mathematics Education Middle Grades (5-9); Mathematics Education Secondary Grades (6-12); English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). 

         Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

          The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

         Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

         Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN), Nursing LPN to RN, Paramedic to RN, and Recreation Technology.

         College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, CISCO Certified Network Associate, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

         The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

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 July 18, 2013

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS CLASSES

         MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class  beginning Aug 1. Qualification deadline for all materials is July 22.  

         The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length.

         Chipola also offers an ongoing Basic Corrections academy with open enrollment. Students may start within a week of qualification. Classes are weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

         Candidates must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

         The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is offered at the Public Service Building on Chipola Campus every Tuesday at 12:30.  Cost of the test is $45.

         For information regarding the application process, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 718-2286.

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July 18, 2013

Broome Employee Of The Month

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BROOME IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Betty Broome (left) accepts the Chipola College July Career Employee of the Month award from Dr. Jayne Roberts, vice-president of Student Affairs. Broome has worked at Chipola for more than 27 years and now serves as Department Associate in Student Services.

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July 18, 2013

KIDS BASKETBALL CAMP SET AT CHIPOLA

         MARIANNA—Chipola College men’s basketball coach Patrick Blake will host a camp for player ages 6-14, July 22-25.

          The camp will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Cost is $60. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-in registration will be available on July 22.

         Coach Blake is coming off his second year as head coach of the Indians. Chipola finished second in the league and earned a berth in the state tournament. Coach Blake says, “This is a great chance for our players and coaches to personally get to know the great families and campers that make up Chipola Nation.”

         Blake said the goal of the camp is to provide an exciting environment to help players improve their skill sets, but to also teach them the values of teamwork and work ethic. Campers will get first hand access to Chipola players and will learn and perform the drills the college players do every day. Free t-shirts and awards will be presented. Snacks will be available for purchase.

         To register by phone or email, contact assistant coach Glen Mayo at (850)260-9583 or email coach Blake at blakep@chipola.edu.  Visit the Chipola web site at www.chipola.edu

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 July 23, 2013

 CHIPOLA TO HOST LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted) PROGRAM

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Public Service program will host a LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted) Officer Safety and Street Survival Training Program, Wednesday, July 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the college Public Service Building.

                FBI National Trainer Brian McAllister, a veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC, will present the program. He served for 18 years as an investigative commander with experience in Centralized Auto Theft, Bank Robbery, Kidnapping & Witness Protection Units, Gun Task Force, Fugitive Section, Cold Case/Major Case Homicide Squad and FBI Safe Streets Federal Gang Task Force.  He retired as Operations Commander within the Forensic Science Services Division. He is a graduate of the 208th Session of the FBI National Academy and an FBI Certified Instructor.

                More than 50 area Law Enforcement officials and personnel are expected to attend the program which will assist law enforcement managers, trainers and personnel in the identification of training issues for the purpose of preventing the deaths and/or serious injuries of law enforcement personnel.

                The program will include analyses of three studies, “Killed in the Line of Duty” and "In the Line of Fire,” and which identified elements which led to the deaths and serious injuries of police officers, and the companion study “Violent Encounters” which examined 40 incidents in which police officers survived life-threatening attacks.

                For information, call Chipola Law Enforcement Coordinator Steven Stewart at 718-2286.

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July 23, 2013

Artist Series 2013-2014

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

        MARIANNA— Chipola Artist Series season tickets go on sale to the public July 29, at 7 a.m. 

        Online tickets may be printed at home or with an order confirmation. Will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. 

        Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Evelyn Ward, says, “Season ticket sales are expected to go quickly once they are offered to the general public, so don’t miss out.” 

        For those who want to purchase tickets in person, they will be available in the Center for the Arts Box Office July 29-August 28, Monday through Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

        This year’s lineup includes Sweet Potato Pie, sharing a classy blend of Americana, Bluegrass, Country and Gospel music, on Aug. 29.

        Voices of Lee, a 16-member a cappella vocal ensemble from Lee University in Cleveland, TN, will perform Oct. 4.

        On Jan. 16, 2014, concert harpist Anna Maria Medieta will present the passionate and sensuous music of the Argentine Tango and Spanish Flemenco complete with Latin instruments and flamenco dancers.

        Recognized throughout the U.S. and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring group, the Golden Dragon Acrobats will amaze audiences with their breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty on April 1, 2014.

        Season tickets are $48, a bargain price when compared to sister institutions where prices are double or triple this amount.          

        Season ticket holders also are invited to VIP Meet the Artist receptions and early renewal privileges for the next season.

        Meet the Artist reception host this year include: First Commerce Credit Union, First Federal Bank of Florida, Regions Bank and Wells Fargo.

        Some events are expected to sell out quickly. Season ticket purchases are the best way to be sure to get the best seat in the house.  For those who want to brave single ticket sales, prices are $14 for adults, $10 for children under 18, with special pricing for Chipola students and employees.  Individual tickets for the first event go on sale Aug. 26.

            Call 850-718-2277 or visit www.chipola.edu/fine-and-performing-arts.

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July 23, 2013

Chipola Fall Registration

CHIPOLA COLLEGE FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUG. 1

                MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Fall semester classes at Chipola College registration are encouraged to make application as soon as possible. Application deadline for the Fall semester is Aug. 1.

        Registration for returning students begins Aug. 14. New and returning student registration is Aug. 15 and 16. Classes begin Aug. 19.

        There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request your high school to send a final transcript to Chipola College Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor.

         Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

        The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

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July 23, 2013

LEOKA Meeting

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CHIPOLA HOSTS LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM—More than 90 area law enforcement officials attended a LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted) Officer Safety and Street Survival Training Program, July 24, at Chipola College.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola Public Service Director Steve Anderson, Chipola Executive Vice President Dr. Jason Hurst, Marianna Police Chief Hayes Baggett, Chipola Law Enforcement Coordinator Steven Stewart and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Captain Scotty Edwards.  The purpose of the training program is to help prevent the deaths and/or serious injuries of officers.

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July 23, 2013

Rotary Helps Chipola

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ROTARY HELPS CHIPOLA—Marianna Rotary Club President Gene Strickland recently presented Rotary’s annual monetary contribution to Chipola College Foundation Director Julie Fuqua for Rotary Scholarships. President Strickland said, “Chipola College is a tremendous asset to our community and Rotary is proud to continue our support.” Many previous Rotary scholarships recipients have completed their courses of study and are productive members in the community. Marianna Rotary was established in 1929 and follows our motto “Service Above Self.”

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July 23, 2013

CHIPOLA APPRECIATION CLUB NAMES DIRECTORS

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Appreciation Club recently selected officers and directors for the current year.

            Officers are: President, Robert Trammell; Vice President, Ronnie Myers; Treasurer and Secretary, Joc Calloway.  Outgoing president Terry Allen was thanked for his service to the club.

            Directors include: Terry Allen of Graceville, Leroy Boone of Marianna, Doyle Bosse of Marianna, Bill Davis of Marianna, Joe Ray Durham of Blountstown, Steve Givens of  Marianna, Jason Hurst of Marianna, Coyle Mayo of Marianna, Jack Peacock of Marianna, Bill Peacock of Marianna, Colby Peel of Chipley, Aaron Peterson of Marianna, Gene Prough of Chipley, Donnie Read of Bristol, Charlie Reid of Valparaiso, Mel Roberts of Marianna, Robby Roberts of Marianna, Shannon Saunders of Marianna, Allen Scheffer of Marianna, Cody Taylor of Bonifay, Sonny Wise of Marianna and Chris Young of Panama City.          

            The Appreciation Club is a tax-deductible organization governed by local supporters. The group helps the college and its students by promoting athletics and underwriting scholarships and functions not supported from public funds.

            The standard $250 membership provides access to Chipola Appreciation Club general seating and Hospitality Room for four guests at all Chipola home men’s and women’s basketball games.

            The Gold $1,000 Membership provides Chipola Appreciation Club reserved seating for four guests and Appreciation Club general seating for two more guests, and admittance to the Chipola Club Hospitality Room. Corporate Sponsorships also are available.  A portion of membership dues are tax-deductible.

            For information about the Appreciation Club, call 850-718-2451.

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Terry Allen

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OUTGOING APPRECIATION CLUB PRESIDENT THANKED— The Chipola College Appreciation Club recently selected officers and directors for the current year. Officers are: President, Robert Trammell and Vice President, Ronnie Myers.  Outgoing President Terry Allen was thanked for his service to the club. Allen (left) is pictured here with college president Dr. Gene Prough at a game last year.

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July 23, 2013

Chipola Basketball Camp

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KIDS BASKETBALL CAMP AT CHIPOLA—More than 40 youngsters participated in the recent annual Kid’s Basketball Camp hosted by Chipola men’s basketball coach Patrick Blake.  Coach Blake said, “This was our best turnout in years. Our coaches and players enjoyed working with the great kids and families. Campers performed the same drills as the college players do every day. 

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July 23, 2013

Johnson At Camp

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NEW GENERATION AT CHIPOLA BASKETBALL CAMP—More than 40 youngsters participated in the recent annual Chipola Kid’s Basketball Camp. Lane Johnson, grandson of the late Milton H. Johnson, participated in the camp along with J.D. Taylor son of former Chipola assistant coach Scott Taylor. Pictured from left, are: Scott Taylor, J.D. Taylor, Patrick Blake, Lane Johnson and David Johnson.

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